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Creedence Clearwater Revisited with John Tristao

Creedence Clearwater Revival released some of the greatest rock songs in history during their extremely short run, 1968 to 1972. Things got very ugly towards the end. John Fogerty's brother Tom left the band, and their final LP, Mardi Gras, featured drummer Doug Clifford and bassist Stu Clifford taking the reins of the band. They were sick of being John Fogerty's backing band, but with all due respect, they just didn't have the songwriting or singing chops to carry an album. They split up soon afterwards, and when John Fogerty refused to play with them at the 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions Doug and Stu decided to hit the road as Creedence Clearwater Revisited. They were 2/3rds of the surviving band (Tom Fogerty died in 1990), so they felt they were entitled to 2/3rds of the name. John Fogerty didn't agree and the matter went to court. Doug and Stu ultimately won, and they tour to this day with John Tristao on lead vocals. (Strangely enough, Cars guitarist Elliot Easton spent many years in the group.)

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